Tuesday, August 02, 2022



On the Germany and Poland Border 1945, German Nazi’s are invading Poland and soon take over Lodz.  Emma needs to escape Poland in order to survive and her first priority is to keep her family safe and together.  The Russians are advancing and Emma knows it’s now or never…they must flee.  Emma leaves with her two young children and all they have is the clothes they are wearing.  It’s the middle of winter and the middle of the night, and just before she reaches the border, her son Jacob is sick.  Emma needs to get Jacob to the hospital and fast.  Jacob spends the night in the hospital and Emma knows it’s just one night and he needs the help to get well.  Emma arrives back at the hospital early the next morning only to find the hospital deserted and Jacob is gone. 

This heart-breaking and emotional story had me in tears so many times.  It is sure to tug at your heartstrings over and over again.  I devoured this book in one sitting as it is completely unputdownable.  This is a story of a mother’s unconditional love for her children, and willingness to do anything and everything for their survival.  The courage portrayed by people in these horrific times is so inspiring.  The determination that they demonstrated, and the hope that they had to reunite families that were torn apart, is absolutely heart-breaking.  This story is full of believable characters and ones that you are sure to form an emotional attachment to.  Make sure you have the box of tissues nearby when you read this one as you will definitely need them.

Thank you Marion Kummerow for such a wonderful story.  I found this book to be captivating and very emotional.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and I definitely recommend it.


Rating: 5 out of 5.


Author:  Marion Kummerow
Publisher:  Bookouture
Publication Date: July 29, 2022 
Pages: 290 
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1945, the German-Polish border: With Nazis on one side and Soviet forces approaching on the other, a mother and her little boy are torn apart, and so begins an unforgettable tale of courage, heartbreak and motherhood in wartime.

“If you ever get lost, Jacob, you need to stay where you are and wait, because I’ll come looking for you. And I’ll always find you.”

In the icy grip of winter, 
Emma is trying to escape Poland, with her two young children and little more than the clothes on their backs. With the Russian Red Army advancing, she knows their safety relies on them crossing the border. She swears to herself that she’ll do whatever it takes to keep their family together.

But before they can reach the border, her little boy 
Jacob falls ill, his once-sparkling blue eyes getting dimmer with each moment that passes. And Emma knows she has to get him to a hospital, where she hands him to a kind nurse.

She feels sure they will be reunited the next day. But then the bombing starts. And when she reaches the hospital again, she finds it deserted, her darling son gone.

Though her heart tells her she has to stay and find him, she faces an impossible choice. She would risk her own life for Jacob in a heartbeat, but as her daughter 
Sophie’s cold, little hand slips into her own, Emma is forced to make a heartbreaking decision. Unable to find any trace of her beloved son, she knows she must at least get her daughter to safety.

But she can never forget the promise she made to her little boy. That if they were ever separated, she’d come looking for him. That she’d always find him.

Whatever the danger, whatever the risk. She knows what she has to do. Because there is nothing stronger than a mother’s love…


Marion Kummerow is a USA Today Bestselling author of historical fiction.

She was born and raised in Germany, before she set out to “discover the world” and lived in various countries. After many years abroad she returned to Germany and settled down in Munich where she’s now living with her husband and two children.

After dipping her toes with non-fiction books, she finally tackled the project dear to her heart. UNRELENTING is the story about her grandparents, who belonged to the German resistance and fought against the Nazi regime. It’s a book about resilience, love and the courage to stand up and do the right thing. Since then she has started writing the War Girl Series. Intended as a trilogy, she grew so fond of the characters that she’s now plotting book 12 in the series.

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